As a response to this thread and a common view among some players on this forum:
If you need top gear and specific annointments to play MM10, Mayhem 10 is not for you.
It’s fair to say that GBX made a mistake in balancing MM by buffing weapons instead of reducing the buffs to enemies in MM. They also probably should have introduced MM after the final level cap, like OP levels in BL2. But that genie’s out of the bottle now, and in responding to the concerns of the community’s complaints about balance, they’ve completely negated the point of Mayhem Mode and it’s enemy buffs: to provide a challenge for players who want that.
They’ve buffed skills and weapons to satisfy some players who think MM10 is for them, when it really isn’t. MM10 feels easier now than NVHM. It’s a LOT easier than NVHM if you do a story mission-only or play a few levels behind the game. And that’s really upside-down. MM10 shouldn’t be easier than NVHM.
We heard exactly the same complaints about BL2’s UVHM from exactly the same types of players: it’s too hard, bla, bla, bla. Same with Digistruct Peak.
At least once or twice a week for years, someone would create a topic titled “I need a 94 Sham”. or “I need a Norfleet.” This same type of player now wants the Boss Loot Event to be permanent because they need guaranteed dedicated legendary drops, because apparently they can’t play MM10 without specific annointments. MM10 isn’t for you.
When Borderlands 3’s equivalent of OP8 is a lot easier than being slightly under-leveled in NVHM, something has gone awry, and that something is average to below average players complaining that the game is too hard and they want the Min/Max Holy Grail as a default drop, as is consistent with the history of complaints about Borderlands games.
GBX has bent over backward to make this game as easy as Farmville for you, and now the whole MM exercise is pointless b/c MM10 is as easy as MM0 (using MM0 gear). Mayhem Mode is not for average players. If you want the game to feel like MM0, then play MM0. The whole thing is screwed now, because once you start playing MM10, you’re stuck with it because of the weapon buffs. You can’t play the game without the goofy arena modifiers, because the gear is OP at MM0. And now you want guaranteed dedicated legendary drops because you need both top gear AND specific annointments? You need to be playing MM0.
Guaranteed dedicated legendary drops , SMH. This completely negates a defining characteristic of Borderlands games. GBX needs to stop listening to those types of players and make the game they want to make, as they did with BL2.